It's lunch time in our house. I'm making chicken patties, mashed potatoes, and corn. (I'm 29 weeks pregnant and idc how unhealthy that sounds its quick, so Sue me) anyway. I walk into my 4 year Olds room and ask him if he would like some lunch with me? He says no but I'll take some jello... I told him he couldn't have jello for lunch he had to have food. And he says to me... ok then I'll starve.
In our home we have a strict policy on food. I will not cater to your every whim I make it, you eat it. I sometimes ask what he would like me to make but once its said, its made and you eat it. If you don't want it you starve. But lately I am starting to feel bad, because if he doesn't get his way he doesn't get anything. I feel like even though he says he will starve I hate that my 4 year old will say that and maybe I should just make something else. Beg him to eat. Etc.
So I wanna know, how would you handle this? If your child says they will starve do you let them? Do you force them to eat without choice? Beg and plead? So tell me...
What would you do?
UPDATE* for those of you wondering... 4 hours later.... my son, ate nearly all of his food and just to clarify, I never make stuff that he doesn't like and force him to eat it. 99% of the time, he has eaten the same meal before he just is being picky.
on Apr. 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM